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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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HUC-100

Hospital Unit Clerk - Overview

9 hours lecture, .5 credit

This course is designed to give an overview of the program and the skills needed to work in this field. Course outlines will be reviewed.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Certificate Program


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HUC-101

Anatomy, Physiology & Medical Terminology

72 hrs lecture, 2.5 credits

Acquire a medical terminology vocabulary related to body systems necessary to communicate information in a medical office or hospital environment. Learn and practice the principles of medical words formation, including the basic rules of building medical words, identifying suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms related to the structures and functions of the associated systems of the body. This intensive course, requires approximately 8 hours of homework per week.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program


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HUC-103

Introduction to Pharmacology

30 hrs Lecture, 1 credit

This course discusses fundamental information Unit Clerks must know about medications. While the main focus is on names and classifications of commonly used drugs, the twenty-four hour clock, pharmacology vocabulary, the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) are also addressed.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program


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HUC-104

Non-Clinical Management of the Nursing Unit

3 hours lecture, .5 credit

An introduction to professional communication in a hospital unit setting. Topics include: perception of self and others, verbal and nonverbal communication, appropriate professional conversation, listening skills, self-disclosure and feedback, telephone skills, patient confidentiality. Examines communication methods and tools used by the Hospital Unit Clerk, and communication devices used in the hospital.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program


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HUC-105

Unit Clerk Procedures And Observation

3 hours lecture, practicum, 3 credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to management techniques and communication in a hospital environment. It deals with the transcription and understanding of physicians' orders - the major and most critical function of the Unit Clerk. This would include dietary, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, respiratory care, physical and occupational medicine and medications.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program


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HUC-106

Unit Clerk Practicum

Clinical Practice, 2.5 credits

The practicum provides an opportunity for the student to integrate and apply skills and knowledge obtained through coursework, and practice skills in a workplace setting. The student will be expected to work the days that the instructor assigns, which could involve day, evening, or weekend schedules.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Hospital Unit Clerk Program


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